Boston is a popular tourist destination in the fall, so participants
should make their own arrangements directly with a hotel of their choice
as early as possible. Special rates have been negotiated with the hotels
listed below. Rates quoted do not include sales tax of 12.45%. The AMS
is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations.
When making a reservation, participants should state that they are with
the American Mathematical Society meeting group. Cancellation and
early checkout policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation.
The Colonnade, 120 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02116; 616-424-7000,
fax: 617-424-1717; $179/single or double; full-service hotel, award-winning
restaurant, indoor parking (fee charged), business center, etc.; a 12-minute
walk in a safe area to the meeting site on the Northeastern University
campus. See http://www.colonnadehotel.com
for more details. Deadline for reservations is September 6, 2002.
DoubleTree Guest Suites, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, MA, 617-783-0090,
fax: 617-783-0189; $159/single or double; full-service all suites hotel,
indoor parking (fee charged), heated indoor pool, etc.; 1.5 miles from
the meeting site but not easily walkable to campus because of the highway
system between the hotel and campus. On-demand shuttle service will take
you to and from the meeting site for $2 each way. Deadline for reservations
is September 4, 2002.
Special Notice: Please see the
Sectional Meetings Message Board for information on participants
looking for roommates.
Fast food outlets in the Curry Student Center (Pizza Hut, D'Angelo's,
and others) will be open on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, a campus
cafeteria in Stetson Hall with a fixed-price "all you can eat" menu will
be open on Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. A list of nearby
restaurants will be available at registration.
The meeting will take place at Northeastern University, 360 Huntington
Avenue, Boston, MA. For local information please consult the website maintained
by Northeastern at http://www.neu.edu/
and the website maintained by the Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau
A good campus map is at http://www.campusmap.neu.edu/.
AMS Book Sale: Examine the newest titles from AMS! Most books
will be available at a special 50% discount offered only at meetings.
Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of AMS Membership Services.
AMS Editorial Activity: An acquisitions editor from the AMS book
program will be present to speak with prospective authors. If you have
a book project that you would like to discuss with the AMS, please stop
by the book exhibit.
TA Development Using Case Studies: A Workshop for Faculty:
Solomon Friedberg, Boston College, will guide workshop
participants in the effective use of the case studies method as a tool
in preparing Teaching Assistant for their important role as classroom
instructors. The faculty edition of the publication Teaching Mathematics
in Colleges and Universities: Case Studies for Today's Classroom,
from the CBMS series Issues in Mathematics Education, will be
provided to workshop participants at no charge, compliments of the AMS.
For a recent review of the book, visit MAA Online http://www.maa.org/reviews/casestudies.html.
The workshop will be held on Sunday, October 6, 9:30 a.m.--10:50
a.m., and 2:00 p.m.--3:30 p.m.
Travel support awards of $200 per department are available for up to
ten departments. (At most two faculty representatives from each department,
please.) Travel support is provided by the Calculus Consortium for Higher
Education, and to be eligible for this support, faculty representatives
must have their department chair send a letter to the AMS stating the
department's serious intent to use the case studies materials in their
TA training or development program.
Space in the workshop is limited so please contact the Professional Services
Department at the AMS at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 401-455-4107 to sign up for the workshop and to request consideration
for travel support. For questions about the workshop program, please contact
Professor Freidberg at email@example.com
Visitors to the university can park in the Renaissance Park Garage, 835
Columbus Avenue, Boston, open 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily; or at the
Gainsborough Garage, 10 Gainsborough Street, Boston. Both lots are on
the Northeastern University campus. The parking fee is based on an hourly
rate structure, from $3.00 for one hour to a maximum of $24. No overnight
parking is permitted. To obtain the most up-to-date information concerning
weekend visitor parking, call the Husky Office, 617-373-8322, or Campus
Police, 617-373-2121, or go to http://www.parking.neu.edu/.
Registration fees (payable on site only) are $40/AMS or CMS members;
$60/nonmembers; $5/emeritus members, students, or unemployed mathematicians.
Fees are payable by cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American
Express. Registration will take place in the Curry Student Center and
will be open on Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, 8:00 a.m.
to noon. The plenary talks will also be in the Curry Student Center; other
sessions will be scheduled in academic buildings within walking distance.
Logan International Airport is located three miles from downtown Boston
and approximately six miles from Northeastern University. Logan is easily
accessible by public transportation (subway and bus routes are operated
by the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (known as the MBTA or the "T"),
water shuttle, and taxi service. A free shuttle bus marked "MASSPORT"
stops at each airline terminal, the "T" station, and the water shuttle
dock. The "T" will take you to all downtown points, including Northeastern
University and The Colonnade Hotel. Van or taxi service from Logan to
downtown Boston is about $15$20,various commercial shuttle services
available outside baggage claim are about $10, and public transportation
is under $2. These fees are subject to change. Go to http://www.massport.com/
for more information.
Public transportation: Boston's public transportation system is
one of the most extensive in the country. The Massachusetts Bay Tranportation
Authority (MBTA), known as the "T", provides direct service to just about
anywhere in the city. The four main lines--Blue, Green, Red and Orange--all
run into the downtown Boston area and out to different neighborhoods.
From downtown Boston take a Green Line "E" train outbound to the Northeastern
University stop. "T" fares range from $1.00$2.50. The "T" runs on
Saturday from 5:00 a.m. to 12:45 a.m., and on Sunday from 6:00 a.m. to
Northeastern is also accessible to regional commuter rail. Ruggles Station
is located on the periphery of the Northeastern University campus. Information
on local subway, bus, and commuter rail stops and schedules is available
Train service: Amtrak services Boston's Back Bay Station at 145
Dartmouth Street (closest to Northeastern University and The Colonnade
Hotel) and South Station at Atlantic Avenue in Boston. Go to
http://www.amtrak.com/destinations/boston-ma.html for schedules and
Interstate bus service: Bus service is widely available throughout
Massachusetts. Greyhound and Peter Pan bus lines provide frequent service
to all parts of the region from their downtown Boston terminals.
Driving to Northeastern University: Please be aware that downtown
Boston is in the midst of the "Big Dig" roadway construction project,
and routes are subject to change.
From north of Boston: Take Interstate 93 or Route 1 south to the Storrow
Drive exit. Proceed to the Fenway exit. Follow signs for Boylston Street
inbound. Bear right onto Westland Avenue. Turn right onto Massachusetts
Avenue, then right at the third traffic light onto Columbus Avenue. The
Renaissance Parking Garage is at 835 Columbus Avenue.
From west of Boston: Take Interstate 90, Massachusetts Turnpike, east
to Exit 22, Copley Square. Bear right at the exit split. Turn right at
the traffic light onto Dartmouth Street, then right at next light onto
Columbus Avenue. The Renaissance Parking Garage is at 835 Columbus Avenue.
From south of Boston: Take Route 93/3 north (Southeast Expressway) to
Exit 18, Massachusetts Avenue. Proceed onto Melnea Cass Boulevard. Continue
for approximately two miles and turn left onto Columbus Avenue. The Renaissance
Parking Garage is at 835 Columbus Avenue.
Car rental: Special rates have been negotiated with Avis Rent
A Car for the period September 28 to October 13, 2002, beginning at
$60.99/day for a subcompact car at the weekend rate. All rates include
unlimited free mileage; the weekend rates quoted are available from noon
Thursday until 11:59 p.m. Monday. Rates do not include state or local
surcharges, tax, optional coverages, or gas refueling charges. Renter
must meet Avis's age, driver, and credit requirements, and return to the
same renting location. Make reservations by calling 800-331-1600 or online
at http://www.avis.com/. Higher nonweekend
and weekly rates are also available. Please quote Avis Discount Number
B159266 when making reservations.
October temperatures average a comfortable high of 62° and a low
of 46°. Fall weather is typically characterized by mild days and
frosty evenings. You'll need a light jacket or a sweater
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